Food Drive

The most needed food items include:

  • rice, maize meal, cereal, samp and pasta;
  • dried beans, lentils, tinned fish, soya mince and milk powder;
  • jam, peanut butter and canned vegetables; and
  • cooking oil, salt and sugar.

Some guidelines when collecting food:

  • Collect only non-perishable food items.
  • Do not collect any cooked items/meals.
  • Please check the expiry dates on all products, as FoodForward SA will not accept any expired products.

Tips for holding a successful food drive:

  • Develop a theme – a themed food drive for a special occasion or celebrated day will help with marketing your food drive and add some excitement.
  • Call your nearest FoodForward SA branch – let us know you are planning a food drive and find out what we are most in need of.
  • Set up a collection point – a medium-sized box works best; properly identify the boxes and place them in highly visible places that are convenient for people to access.
  • Promote your food drive – advertise your food drive through whatever means you have available e.g. flyers, e-mails, and social media. Include the dates of the drive and locations of the collection boxes.
  • Arrange for transportation – arrange collection or delivery of the food with the nearest FoodForward SA branch.

Contact us on 021 531 5610 or e-mail Fayrene Langson at if you would like to hold a food drive.